Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Well, It Makes As Much Sense As "3X2(9YZ)4A"

Emil Gargunza's cousin (henceforth known as Young Gargunza) has captured Dickie Dauntless and hooked him up to a brain-scanner:

Bold plan. But while Young Gargunza is off running errands, Dauntless escapes, and as Young Marvelman, comes up with a clever scheme to thwart the evil scientist:

So Young Gargunza, unsuspecting, proceeds to deduce Young Marvelman's "magic word" from the wrong brainscan:

Really? That's kind of...long and complex, isn't it?

Anyway, Young Gargunza tries it, and...

Sadly, it turns out not to be a super-powered chimpanzee:

Fortunately, there is a cure (surprisingly enough, it's NOT just saying the same phrase again):

OOJAH CAPIVVY??? Really????

Man, these books are nuts. Gotta love 'em!

SPOILER ALERT: The formula doesn't work. Believe me, I've tried. Still, if you want to turn yourself into a big monkey, try saying "Abracadabra-πr²÷H2O Eeny-Meeny Miny-Mo Hey Presto-Stop-Go Hackwacky" aloud as often as you can today. There are worse ways to spend a Tuesday...

From Young Marvelman #100 (1955), as reprinted in Marvelman Family's Finest #4 (2010).


Lazarus Lupin said...

They had me at "hackywacky"

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Martin Gray said...

Hah, I was going to say the same thing. Makes me proud to be British. -ish